The Timisoara Award for European Values

honours internationally recognized personalities who, with determination, courage and creativity, promote or defend European values inside and outside the European Union.

Award Ceremony - 2024 Edition

The jury has designated Her Excellency, Maia Sandu, the President of the Republic of Moldova, as the laureate of the 2024 Timișoara Award for European Values.

The award is presented once a year in Timisoara to a single personality

and pays tribute to the outstanding contributions of the laureate. At the same time, the prize gives visibility to the international public discourse of European values.

The Prize is the City of Timisoara's response to the times of tension and conflict we are going through. At a time when freedom and democracy are under attack from authoritarian forces both inside and outside the European Union, it is important to reaffirm our commitment to a future based on European values: freedom, human dignity, democracy, equality, rule of law, human rights. These values are also the values that have shaped Timisoara's identity throughout its history.

The Jury

Adriana Babeți


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Mircea Cărtărescu


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Dominic Fritz


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Anca Miruna Lăzărescu


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Cristian Măcelaru


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Simona Miculescu


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Iulia Motoc

The Hague

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Candidates for the Timisoara Award for European Values / Premiul Timișoara pentru Valori Europene come from nominations made by organisations/institutions recognised nationally and internationally for their work in promoting and defending European values.

All nominations are strictly confidential and will not be made public.


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